Acting principal quits

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By QCS Staff Acting Tucumcari High School principal Jack Burch resigned effective Thursday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Burch, turned in his resignation at the end of Thursday’s school day. “Mr. Burch brought a lot of experience and guidance to Tucumcari Schools during his time here,” Roch said. Roch said Burch’s employment […]

Tucumcari High principal resigns

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Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo resigned on Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Castillo’s resignation is effective June 16. He declined to provide additional information, citing personnel matters. School officials placed Castillo on paid administrative leave on Nov. 11, following allegations of administrative misconduct. Officials have declined to provide details about […]

Meeting with Tucumcari principal on leave canceled

QC Sun staff Thursday’s meeting related to Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo has been canceled, school officials announced Monday. The Tucumcari school board had scheduled the meeting at Castillo’s request. It was not immediately clear who asked the meeting be canceled. Castillo has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 11, following allegations of […]

Former high school principal remains on paid leave

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave, according to school officials. “The situation has not changed,” said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch, on Monday. An executive session was canceled and removed from Monday night’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education. The session was to be […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

Tucumcari High School principal put on leave

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a 25 minute closed door session Monday Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education board member Carlos Romero announced the board discussed “allegations of administrative misconduct” and no action was taken. The executive session was placed on on the agenda two days after Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo […]

Ethanol operations to start in 2009

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New principal named for Tucumcari High School

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Chelle Delaney On July 28, David Castillo will join Tucumcari Public Schools as the principal of the Tucumcari High School. Castillo, 46, is coming from Raton where he was principal of that school district’s middle school for the past four years, he said. Castillo replaces Michelle Potter who resigned from the post at the end […]

New school super for San Jon

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Gary Salazar, a former principal of Tucumcari High School, will become on Jan. 3, the new superintendent of San Jon Schools, said Bill Coker, interim superintendent of San Jon. There are about 150 students in grades pre-K through 12. Salazar is currently the principal at Capitan High School. Salazar is […]

High school gets new principal

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When Susan Montoya graduated Clovis High School, she walked up to the principal, accepted her diploma and said she would never go back to school again. Now some 30 years later, she’s back in education — as the new principal for Tucumcari High School. Although classes don’t start for […]